<html> <head> <title>Wounded Hearts</title> <meta name="description" content="Friends with wounded hearts. For Parents who's children have died. Cancer, accidents, other illnesses, dealing with the grief of losing a child is all the same. It is the worst thing any parent can go through"> <meta name="keywords" content="friend of a wounded heart,wounded heart,grief,mourning,cancer,child,death,neurofibromatosis,neurofibrosarcoma,tears,depression,faith,hope,grace,memorial,help,love,grief,bereaved,healing"> <META content="Safe For Kids" name=Rating> <meta content=ok_centers1 name=IS> <meta name="author" content="Patricia Bird"> <script language="JavaScript1.1"> <!-- Begin function right(e) { if (navigator.appName == 'Netscape' && (e.which == 3 || e.which == 2)) return false; else if (navigator.appName == 'Microsoft Internet Explorer' && (event.button == 2 || event.button == 3)) { alert("Wounded Hearts copywrite: www.birdco.net Please visit us"); return false; } return true; } document.onmousedown=right; document.onmouseup=right; if (document.layers) window.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEDOWN); if (document.layers) window.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEUP); window.onmousedown=right; window.onmouseup=right; // End --> </script> <script language="JavaScript1.1"> <!-- //***************************************** // Blending Image Slide Show Script- // Dynamic Drive (www.dynamicdrive.com) // For full source code, visit http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ //***************************************** //specify interval between slide (in mili seconds) var slidespeed=3000 //specify images var slideimages=new Array("images/talk1.jpg","images/talk2.jpg","images/talk3.jpg") //specify corresponding links var slidelinks=new Array("wh.html","wh.html","wh.html") var newwindow=1 //open links in new window? 1=yes, 0=no var imageholder=new Array() var ie=document.all for (i=0;i<slideimages.length;i++){ imageholder[i]=new Image() imageholder[i].src=slideimages[i] } function gotoshow(){ if (newwindow) window.open(slidelinks[whichlink]) else window.location=slidelinks[whichlink] } //--> </script> </head> <body bgcolor="white" > <font face="verdana"> <center><table width="1260" border=0> <tr><td> <center> <a href="javascript:gotoshow()"><img src="images/talk1.jpg" name="slide" border=0 style="filter:blendTrans(duration=3)"></a> <script language="JavaScript1.1"> <!-- var whichlink=0 var whichimage=0 var blenddelay=(ie)? document.images.slide.filters[0].duration*1000 : 0 function slideit(){ if (!document.images) return if (ie) document.images.slide.filters[0].apply() document.images.slide.src=imageholder[whichimage].src if (ie) document.images.slide.filters[0].play() whichlink=whichimage whichimage=(whichimage<slideimages.length-1)? whichimage+1 : 0 setTimeout("slideit()",slidespeed+blenddelay) } slideit() //--> </script><br> <a href="http://www.woundedhearts.net"><img src="images/wounded.jpg" border="0"></a> <img src="images/line.jpg" width="1260" height="7"> </td></tr></table> <table width="1260" border=0> <tr><td width="400" valign="top"> <!-- color 102 0 102 Purple Indigo--> <font color="Purple"><font size="3"> <img src="images/smallf.jpg">What is Wounded Hearts?<br> A place where we can go to find others who relate to our situation. A place where we can find others to help and to gain help from, in this horrible journey through the unique grief of losing a child.<p><img src="images/smallh1.jpg" align="left"> When my <a href="http://www.birdco.net/mic" target="_blank">son</a> died my world shattered. Life changed <a href="http://www.birdco.net/mic" target="_blank"><img src="images/me_mic.jpg" border="0" align="left"></a>instantly and permanently. People who had not experienced the loss of their child couldn't understand.<br> Some tried to, some cried with me, other's judged. Some just didn't talk about it at all. <p> My help came from those I found on the net, whose children had died and who had worked through the stages I was in. I was so thankful for them. <br><b>I want to give this chance to everyone who is in need. </b> <br><a href="http://www.pattybird.com" target="_blank"><img src="images/me_2007.jpg" border="0"></a><a href="mailto:pat@birdco.net"><img src="images/mail.jpg" border="0" align="right"></a><br><a href="http://www.pattybird.com" target="_blank"><img src="images/pb.jpg" border="0"></a><br> <a href="story.html"><font size="1">for the whole story</a></font> <br><br> <a href="award.html"><img src="images/awardred.jpg" align="right" border=0></a> I am please to announce Wounded Hearts Award will be given out to special sites or people listed on the map. <b>What people have done and their helpfulness to others will be a qualifying factor.</b> <br> <a href="award.html">Click here</a> to recommend a site for the award. You may recommend your own site also. <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; <a href="award.html"><img src="images/woundedhearts_trophy.gif" border="0"> </a> <br> &nbsp;<br> <a href="award.html"><img src="images/smallh.jpg" border="0">Click Here<br> to view the winners</a> <p> &nbsp;<br><p> &nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<p> &nbsp;<br> <img src="images/line1.jpg" width="400" height="7"> </td><td width="25" background="images/smallf.jpg"> </td> <td width="370" valign="top"> <a href="wh.html"><img src="images/whmap2.jpg" border="0" alt="click here"></a><br> <font color="Purple"><font size="3"> <B>By clicking on the map above you can find other parents who have had similar experiences as yours or live near you.</b> <br>We can learn from each other. <p> At this time we have families from United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Europa, Sweden, Ireland and Netherlands. Please invite others to be part of the map. If you live in another county please don't hesitate to join. <p><a href="info.htm"><img src="images/info.jpg" align="left" border="0"><b>CLICK HERE</a> to learn how to add your child and self<br></b> <br> &nbsp; <a href="info.htm#link"><img src="images/link.jpg" align="left" border="0"><br><center> Please <br>Link to Wounded Hearts! </a><br><br> </center> <a href="http://www.birdco.net/mic" target="_blank">Here is a link to the web site for my son.</a> &nbsp; On it are helps, surveys, and my journey from beginning to now, which I am so happy to say is free of the sadness that has plagued my life for almost 5 years. It has been a help to many people, may you find some help and solace there. <br> <br><font size="1">( There are grammar mistakes on that site because it was written as it was experienced. It would take too long to correct them all, please bare that in mind.) <p> </font><a href="book.html" target="">Book and Movie Reviews!<br><img src="images/medium_books.jpg" border="0" align="left"></a> Please share reviews of movies or books that helped you or touched your heart.<p> Thank you <br><p> &nbsp;<br><p> &nbsp;<br><p> &nbsp;<br><p> &nbsp;<br><p> &nbsp;<br><p> &nbsp;<br><p> <img src="images/line1.jpg" width="370" height="7"> <center><p> &nbsp;<br>&nbsp; <a href="http://www.pattybird.com" target="_blank"><img src="images/drawing_chris1.jpg" border="0"></a>&nbsp; &nbsp; </center> </td><td width="23" background="images/smallf.jpg"> </td><td width="400" valign="top"> <img src="images/new1.jpg"><br><font color="Purple"> <font size="3"> <a href="info1.htm"><img src="images/all.jpg" border="0"></a> <img src="pics2/msp.jpg" border="0"> Get to know each other by posting your personal or business website or your myspace!<br> you will find the link next to your name!<br> <p><a href="info.htm"><img src="images/info.jpg" align="left" border="0"><b>CLICK HERE</a> to learn how to add your child and self<br></b> <br>For those who have already joined... the information you can have has changed a little. If you do not have all the information I ask for just e-mail me and let me know. <br> <p> We have such a hard time and it is nice to have help no matter how small. I want to let you know that there are some helpful pages on my son's site. Here are some links to some pages that others have found helpful. <br><br> <img src="images/smallf.jpg"> <a href="http://www.birdco.net/mic/tears.html" target="_blank">Journey of Tears</a> <br> <img src="images/smallf.jpg"><a href="http://www.birdco.net/mic/learning.html" target="_blank">Survey on Grief</a> <br><br> The survey was completed by over a hundred people. Not everyone answered every question however there is so much helpful information to help you understand how grief effects you. It also is very helpful to those who wish to understand us. <br> Please do not hesitate to write me and let me know if anything was of help to you, or if I can help you in any way. <p> <img src="images/line1.jpg" width="400" height="7"> Add your child's picture or a picture of you and your child together to your information. send me the picture you wish. The height of the picture should be 3 1/2 inches 72DPI or 250 pixels. I can resize it for you if you do not know how.<a href="info.htm#new">Click here for example</a> <img src="images/line1.jpg" width="400" height="7"><br>Art & Photography by Patricia<br><center> <a href="http://www.pattybird.com" target="_blank"><img src="images/drawing_kit.jpg" border="0"> </a> </center><br>is a my work site. I want to share it with you because it goes to show that life does return to you after you have traveled the road of grief. It took a while for me to get back into drawing but now I am able to do consignment work again along with teaching art. 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